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Question Colchester Gamekeeper PCP

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by terry1001, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. terry1001

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    One of these rifles has come into my possession requiring, if appearances are anything to go by, a good bit of tlc and some new o rings etc. Has anyone any experience with these and in particular taken one apart? Before I start stripping it (or trying to) I'd like to know if there are any pitfalls or problems to watch out for.
     
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    hello terry, try locating this man MARTIN LITTLETON i believe had a ad in airgun world, apparantly was a chap who repaired these. cheers
     
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    Would that be one of these??? View attachment 94779

    I don't know why, but that kinda floats me boat! Shades of an FN SLR???
     
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    A lad at my club has an FAC model and it's a belter!!!!
     
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    That's the one. I believe that the guy who designed and built them was ex army and it's possible that the stock/pistol grip are parts from the L1A1. I need a fill adapter and would also like to replace the o ring that seals the buddy bottle plus the pellet probe ones as well as I expect they are well past it.
     
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    Well I reckon you will have one nice bit of kit when you get it sorted.
     
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    Stott rebuilt one a while ago for a member, I'm sure the threads there if you search it.

    John
     
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    I want one I want one yes that is a butt stock off a SLR and a trigger grip lovely takes me back to my day int mob.
     
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    I had a good look around and found more info than I had earlier but nothing about a rebuild, I did see that the airgun doctor had done repairs on one so I'll get in touch with him.
    ratman60 - do you have any more information om Martin Littleton, I don't normally read any of the mags?
     
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    hello terry, i looked on google and found a web site that mention this chap, i put in colchester gamekeeper spares and checked out first few web sites and this was mentioned, best fittings sell a adapter or ? have a look they might know more details to. you could send mail to airgun world? am sure somebody will know maybe a gun shop near where manufactured. good luck
     
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    Highly collectable are Colchesters :)

     
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    Hi Terry, last time I went to the dive center in Ipswich for a refill the chap told me he designed the
    Gamekeeper , sorry I cant remember his name
    he also works at the malard barn in Wattisham
    should have a few tips for you
    paddy
     
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    Thanks to everyone for their help, as usual there's always someone who knows the answer. I've got a couple of leads to follow up so will get onto them now!
     
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    A mate of mine has one of these with all three barrels.
    if you pm me i will send you his detail.
     
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    I've just got back from the Mallard Barn gun shop - which I would reccommend to anyone, it's a great place. I did get some useful information about the gun and bought a couple of things while I was there. It's given me more to go on and I hope to make some progress with it soon, I just need to get some air in it and then see whay happens.
     
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    i had one of these in the mid 90's with interchangeable barrels, all cased. apparently went out of business due to infringing daystates copyright on the valve ( i believe ). and yes its worth getting sorted. worth a lot now. sold mine for £150
     
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    I believe that there were other reasons for the company folding but it was a long while ago.
    I have now sorted out the filling problem with a quick fill adapter from Dr Bob and I now have to sort out some seals and a bit more cleaning and should then be up and running. Unfortunately it's diverted my attention from all the other things that I'm supposed to working on :(
     
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    I've now fitted Dr Bob's quick fill adapter and replaced the seals which are accessible without stripping it down to the last nut and bolt and got it shooting at a respectable 11 ftlbs. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to like AA Fields and keeps spitting out the odd flier so alternatives will have to be tried. The main trouble at the moment though is the noise of the action which is very loud, sounds a bit like dropping a bunch of spanners into a metal bucket. There's also a very slow air leak that I can't trace so I will have to completely strip the action and see what can be done - when I get some time.
     
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    Glad you sorted it.
     
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    Still a way to go yet but progress is being made.
     

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